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About Protea

King Protea The term Protea refers to any member of the Proteaceae Family. The classification of plants is based largely on the shape of flowers, thus protea flower ranks as one of the easiest to identify! The five main family members used in the floral industry are protea, Leucospermum, Leucadendron, Banksia and Grevillea.

Other featured characteristic of the Protea Family are that all are woody shrubs or trees, although some have underground stems or sprawl on the ground. The leaves are hard and leathery, snapping rather than folding over when bent - and are either entire or dissected into needle-like lobes.


The name is also indicative of its qualities; the protea was named after the Greek god, Proteus. Proteus was a minor sea god who was able to change shape at will.

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